However, not all loose powders are the same. It is necessary to distinguish between mineral loose powders, compact powders, loose powders with color and transparent ones.
Mineral powder is much like asfoundation, has a significantly greater covering power and does not need setting. In combination with liquid foundations, they can accumulate in fine lines and pores and look cakey.
Compact powders give moderate coverage, have slightly more covering power than loose powders. They can provide moderate skin perfecting and be a replacement for liquid foundation, especially when used in circular movements on well-hydrated, prepped skin.
Loose powders come in colors and as transparent powders. If you opt for a color powder, make sure to match it to your natural skin color and undertone. These powders also need to be well-paired with a liquid foundation as a base product. They are great for color correction, lightening the skin and refreshing the face.
Transparent loose powders are the best option if you want to set liquid foundation. They can be applied to any skin tone, they are light enough to preserve the quality of foundation and concealer, put on beforehand.
Regardless of the finish, matte, or natural glow, use loose powders conservatively and sparingly. As for the technique, you can start with a velvet sponge. Sprinkle a small amount of powder in the tank cover; then fold the sponge in half and pick up the powder. Make sure the powder is evenly applied to the sponge. Then hold the sponge in half, press it and roll into the skin - this ensures the liquid foundation and concealer to set in place. If you want a fresh look, use less of loose powder. Do not overdo it: you still want to be undetectable while your skin has a velvety, smooth finish.
Large, soft brushes are ideal for applying loose powder. You can use them by dipping them into the lid of the container into which you previously placed the powder, then apply it to the middle of the face with a gentle touch. Blend it towards the outer edges of the face. This technique will mattify the skin, and the result will be somewhat soft focused and more natural.
Strategic application of loose powder is essential for a natural, everyday look. Get to know your skin and the way it changes throughout the day. If you notice some shine in the T-zone, focus the transparent powder on the necessary parts and avoid applying on parts that do not need powder.
If you want to perfect your skin and make makeup more long-lasting, explore different types of powders on the market. Some of them guarantee mattifying, some contain active skin care ingredients, while some contain additional particles that will give the face a little gloss and freshness.